Atlanta, GA asked in Car Accidents and Insurance Defense for Georgia

Q: I was in an accident where an 18 wheeler ran a Stop sign running me off road. He ran. Will my insurance go up? Not at f

The 18 wheeler left the scene to avoid repercussions. The accident was ruled not at fault. Will my insurance go up as a result? The damage was around $3300 charged to my insurance with a diminished value claim as well.

1 Lawyer Answer
Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
  • Personal Injury Lawyer
  • Little Neck, NY

A: A Georgia attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for two weeks. But ANY attorney might not have a universal answer because the way these are treated can vary by carrier. It's in your favor that you were not the at-fault driver so far as liability goes - that would be more serious. Additionally, some carriers apply first-accident forgiveness, depending on their guidelines and individual policy terms. You could check with the claim rep, but even they might need to check with the Underwriting Dept. Good luck

Tim Akpinar

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